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4 Ways Physical Touch Keeps You Healthy

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June 26, 2017 | Categories:

If you and your partner regularly find yourselves sleeping on opposite sides of the bed, science says you’ll enjoy physical and psychological benefits from spending some time cuddling in each others’ arms. Whether it’s an intimate tangle or a heartfelt hug, physical touch with a loved one is healthy in many ways. Here, happiness expert Andrea… Read More

4 Beginner Yoga Poses to Try

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June 23, 2017 | Categories:

If you’ve been afraid to try yoga because you think you can’t do it, let go of that thought. There are poses you can start with right away that will benefit your body and mind. They will help build strength, balance, and flexibility. Try these beginner- friendly poses from Alicia Cheung, an instructor at YogaWorks…. Read More

Best Summer Wines: What to Drink Summer 2017

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June 6, 2017 | Categories: ,

When you’re looking to expand your palate with summer wines, look to this list of seasonal whites, reds, and roses. Rather than simply drinking your go-to sauvignon blancs, rieslings, pino grigios, moscatos or rosés, branch out and try these summer wines that are all under $50/bottle (hint: most are closer to $20/bottle). For the low-down on… Read More

How Meditation Can Help Alleviate Some Stress-Induced Health Problems

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June 6, 2017 | Categories:

New to meditation? You may have heard that some of the benefits touted include improved stress response, reduced anxiety, and possibly better sleep.  But how does it work? Many of the physical benefits from a meditation practice are due to reduced stress levels. Remember, a little bit of short-term stress is OK (like running late… Read More

Is Breakfast Important For My Weight Loss?

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May 15, 2017 | Categories:

The Weight Loss Rumor: If you’re trying to lose weight, cutting back calories in the morning—especially if you’re never hungry for breakfast—seems like an easy way to start dropping pounds. Or, if your morning routine is like a circus act trying to get everyone out the door on time, your “breakfast” might just be a… Read More

Are Food Allergies Making You Gain Weight?

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May 15, 2017 | Categories:

The rumor: Food allergies can cause weight gain. Your boss, who says he’s “allergic” to gluten, has been losing weight since going gluten-free. Your friend just found out she’s lactose-intolerant (which isn’t a food allergy — but more on that in a bit), and she’s been shedding pounds after kicking dairy out of her diet…. Read More

5 Ways to Relax That Help Your Health

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May 12, 2017 | Categories:

Some of the ways you relax after a hard day’s work—like binge-watching a favorite Netflix series or tucking into a pint of ice cram—may temporarily make you feel calmer, but there are healthier ways to reduce tension that have a better impact on your health. Practicing relaxation regularly can have physiological benefits on your body, including… Read More

7 Ways to Upcycle While Spring Cleaning

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May 12, 2017 | Categories:

If you want to spruce up your wardrobe or home this spring but don’t want to spend a lot of money, consider upcycling. This environmentally-friendly practice is when you take household items, clothing, or anything else that you think is on its last leg and could be tossed out and turn it into something new,… Read More

Stress Relief Tricks to Help You Dodge Pregnancy Worries

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April 17, 2017 | Categories:

Every woman has some everyday anxiety, but soon–to–be moms can pile on a few more factors sure to send even the coolest cucumber into night sweats (seriously, this growing baby is going to come out where?). You know that stress is bad for your mental and physical health—and it could have an effect on your… Read More

6 Ways Sleep Affects Your Weight

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April 17, 2017 | Categories:

All of us can relate to dreading the long day ahead when you’ve had a terrible night’s sleep. Not only does a poor night’s sleep probably affect your mood and energy, but it can also impact your eating habits and weight—especially if short sleep becomes a habit. Here, sleep experts and science share how not… Read More

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